Leather is a crucial component in my wardrobe and makes any outfit extremely edgy as well as sleek and sophisticated. Something about a touch of leather just pulls the outfit together in way that screams ‘I know what I am doing’. The only problem with leather is is can be hard to style in the summer months because let’s all face it, leather was not made for 80 degrees and up.
The DKNY resort 2015 is a super sport collection of baseball hats, sneakers and of course leather. What first drew me to the look was the amount of boy meets girl that is used in the collection. The models rock sneakers paired with a leather jackets, mini dresses and furry jackets. The look is a more casual one, but stays sophisticated and edgy due to the use of lots of black leather. The use of leather and jackets makes it a great collection to draw inspiration from in the cooler months, so I decided to challenge myself and find a way to wear this look during July.
Luckily, I just invested in the perfect accessory, a leather baseball hat. As soon as I saw the DKNY collection I knew I could make it happen using my leather cap and simple black clothing pieces. I put on my simplest black shorts and paired them with a flowy black tank to recreate the feminine side of the collection. I put on my tooth pendent to add some extra edge to the look. Finally, I wanted to add some dimension with patterns so I grabbed my tapestry leather tote and snake print booties to spice up the all black look a bit.
The key to rocking leather in the summer months is using accents instead of whole leather clothing pieces because this will make the look just as edgy while helping you stay cool. A leather hat, bag and shoes are a great way to start experimenting with leather during the summer and also can easily be transitioned into the cooler months.